Throughout childhood, Easter always meant: morning church, chocolate eggs, pretty dresses, traditional Polish food, and a trip to the Easter Bunny. It really is a wonderful holiday. It's a time to come together with family and enjoy each other. After months of snow-covered grass and cold winter days, we can finally start to get outside and experience nature again. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and everyone seems to be in a good mood. Everything appears to be falling into place.
As a Mom, things that make your kids happy definitely make you happy too. And, if you ask my kids what their favorite part of Easter is, they would both agree that it's the Easter egg hunts. Last year we went to more Easter egg hunts than I can count. It was actually almost embarrassing how many we went to. But, the kids absolutely adore the egg hunts, and they seem to be plentiful in our area, so why not?
By far, the best egg hunt we experienced was near my parent's house. There was hay scattered all over and the eggs were hidden throughout the hay. This definitely added a element of fun. Typically, the eggs are just scattered on the grass, and they are gone within seconds. But, not with hay! You really have to look and sometimes dig in order to get these eggs. It was so much fun for my son, and my mom and I had a blast cheering him on.
Besides the Easter egg hunts, clearly, another favorite part of Easter is the chocolate. I'm a chocolate lover (which you already know if you've read this post.) So, Easter is a great excuse to indulge a little and have some chocolate in the house.
Also, I love the fact that Easter is an fun, easy holiday! For many families, other holidays, such as Christmas, can be the source of drama. People are squabbling over which of the in-laws to visit, the budget and getting everything checked off of the massive to-do list. But, that never seems to be the case with the Easter holiday. Parents can always agree what to fill the Easter basket up with. Visits with the extended family are typically drama free. And, everyone is excited that the spring weather is here and summer is just around the corner. People are generally happy. That is definitely one of my favorite things about Easter.
What is your favorite part about Easter?
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